Gum Arabic is a complex mixture of glycoproteins and polysaccharides. It was historically the source of the sugars arabinose and ribose, both of which were first discovered and isolated from it.
Food: In food, Gum Arabic is used as a stabilizer. It is edible. The Arab populations use the natural gum to make chilled, sweetened, and flavored gelato-like dessert. In Nigeria and many other West African Countries it used to make Zobo recreational drink.
INK: Gum Arabic has been used from ancient times as part of black ink. It is a key ingredient in traditional lithography. It is used in printing , paint production, glue, cosmetics, viscosity control in inks and in textile industries.
Gum Arabic is a key ingredient in traditional lithography and is used in printing, paint production, glue, cosmetics and various industrial applications, including viscosity control in inks and in textile industries.